If you are injured in a rideshare accident, you may be wondering who will pay for your injuries and other losses. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to figure out who is liable and how to go about filing a claim.
After a rideshare accident, Uber or Lyft is not automatically liable.
Liability for a rear-end accident usually falls on the rear car, but not always. It will depend on which driver’s negligence led to the collision.
Here are some examples of when actions taken by a leading driver may make them liable if a car rear-ends them:
A third party can also be liable in some accidents.
Missouri dram shop laws hold bars, restaurants, hotels, clubs, or other businesses that sell alcohol legally responsible for the resulting damages caused by serving an already intoxicated patron or a minor. As a result, if you are injured by a drunk driver, you may be able to sue the drunk driver and the establishment that served them as well.
An accident with an uninsured driver can be incredibly stressful. You may be left wondering how you are going to pay for your injuries and the damage to your car. If you are in this situation, it is important to know the steps to take next.
After a car accident, it is critical to seek medical care as soon as possible. Whether that means after leaving the scene, later that day, or within a few days, the sooner the better. Most insurance companies consider 72 hours to be a reasonable amount of time to have seen a doctor.
If you have been involved in a car accident and have a pre-existing condition, there is a chance that it will affect your car accident claim. Although you are still entitled to compensation if the collision exacerbated your pre-existing condition, the at-fault party’s insurance company will likely try to minimize your payout.